The installer will perform a number of actions base on the product you select. Note, you can select multiple products at once.
- If using Reality-XP, will prompt you to search for and modify the correct .ini files to hide the bezel and enable GPS simulator commands for those products.
NOTE: For this to work, user must have installed the Reality-XP gauges into the aircraft prior to running this installer.
- If installing for FSX the RealSimGear Plugin will install to C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Documents\FSX Add-ons
- If installing for P3D the RealSimGear Plugin will install to C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Documents\Prepar3D v# Add-ons
- Install the required Microsoft Redistributable's
- Install the Arduino drivers
- Install the RealSimGear USB drivers
To use, simply download the executable via the black button below this text.
Click the button above will start a download of the RealSimGear_FSX-P3D_Installer. Once the download finishes, you will normally see it at the bottom of your browser where can normally click the file to start the install. If not, you can also find it in your 'Downloads' folder, simply double click on it there to start the install.
When first starting the Installer, you will be presented with a User Account Control prompt. You will need to allow the application to run.
Please choose 'Yes' at this step to allow the Installer to run.
Next up, the Welcome Screen, Choose Next.
Review and accept the License Agreement ...
Select which simulator/simulator's you wish to install the RealSimGear plugin to
You will then be asked if you will be using the Mindstar GNS or G1000 software with are hardware. Select yes if so.
NOTE: ensure you have successfully installed the Mindstar software before clicking yes and proceeding with this install.
Installer will automatically install the correct Microsoft Redistributables. If you already have it installed, this will simply re-install. When installing the Microsoft prompt will be displayed, please choose "YES".
The installer will search for any aircraft that already have Reality-XP installed and configured and update the file to hide the Reality-XP bezel. If you are not using Reality-XP, simply choose "No" ...
NOTE: Ensure that you have successfully added the RealityXP gauge to an aircraft before continuing with the install.
After the Microsoft Redistributables are installed, you may also get a couple of black screens that will pop up while the installer installs the Arduino and RealSimGear USB drivers.
If using Windows 7, you will be prompted to install each of the Arduino and USB drivers. For both, choose 'Install'. You might also check the box to 'Always trust software from ...' to avoid being prompted in the future for any driver updates.
Once the drives install, setup is complete, you can choose to show the README for more information about the plugin, or visit the RealSimGear help site by clicking on the link ...
For information on the RealSimGear Add-on interface see THIS article.